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Charles Gaines

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Sister Karen Boccalero, Marie J. Calloway, George Clack, Dan Concholar, Houston Conwill, Alonzo Davis, Dale Brockman Davis, Sheila de Bretteville, Mark Disuvero, Melvin Edwards, Fred Eversley, Charles Gaines, David Hammons, Maren Hassinger, Suzanne Jackson, Virginia Jaramillo, Ulysses Jenkins, Daniel LaRue Johnson, Samella Lewis, Ron Miyashiro, Senga Nengudi, John Outterbridge, Joe Overstreet, William Pajaud, Noah Purifoy, John Riddle, Betye Saar, Raymond Saunders, Elizabeth L. Taylor, Ruth Waddy, Gordon Wagner, Charles White, Tyrus Wong, Andrew Zermeno at Hammer Museum October 2nd, 2011 - January 8th, 2012
Posted 11/28/11
This worthwhile, though problematic, exhibition begins simply but evocatively, in a small antechamber, with a juxtaposition of two works that manages to suggest a number of the historical and aesthetic trajectories that will unfold in the rooms to come. The first of these is a 1964 drawing by Charles White, who came to prominence as a WPA muralist before accepting a teaching position at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. The piece, entitled Birmingham Totem, was created in response to a 19... [more]
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Lucas Blalock, Mira Dancy, Zipora Fried, Charles Gaines, Jen Hofer, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Marci MacGuffie, Eliza Newman-Saul, Mariah Robertson, Xaviera Simmons, Lawrence Weiner at Eighth Veil June 27th, 2009 - August 1st, 2009
Posted 7/5/09
At its modern inception, the relationship between text and art is wrapped up in revolutionary politics (Futurists and Surrealist manifestoes regularly hurling their defiance at the stars) and literarature (Breton, Tzara, Stein, all breaking, bending, and finding writing to respond or sometimes help invent trends in visual art). Language breaks down and become the shattered Dada collage of nonsense and concrete poetry or the visual collapses into the manifesto, saying and doing often what pictures c... [more]
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